Thursday, December 09, 2010

Gifting for Hip Hop!

Today for Hip Hop we are talking about last minute gifts. 
We are also having a fabulous time playing with all the new IOD stamps so I tried combining the two.
Ironically enough, I am through with all my gift-giving/shopping so all of my projects are simply for me. ;o)

Luckily, I am all about Paris and that just happens to be the IOD kit, Provencial Collection- Paris, that I received. Here are some super quick and easy gifts that you can easily whip up in an hour.


Let me preface this by saying that I have been shopping the 50% off sales at Hobby Lobby this week. This first project is an art piece that I created using one of those (very ornate) frames. ;o)


You all know that I love to make home decor pieces so this easily falls in that line. And it is so easy to make...only about an hour.


Supplies used: 
*Unity Stamp Co IOD Provencial Collection- Paris
*MME paper and die cut
*watercolor pencils
*StazOn jet black ink pad
*corner rounder
*Hobby Lobby frame


And now the part that I love. I love pedestal cake stands and decided that I could make my own using decorative plates, candle sticks, and epoxy. This one uses a wrought iron candle holder and plate (both 50% off this week at Hobby Lobby.)


And just real quick, here is a shot of my supplies that I used to make these 6 pedestal cake stands.


For Christmas, here is a trio of cake stands, using glass candle holders in three levels. The red plates are from Target. The joy plate is from WalMart. The candlesticks are from Hobby Lobby. 
Note: not a single pedestal cake stand shown here cost more than $10 to make.


The great thing about one of these is that you could make your Christmas goodies and wrap them up onto one of these cake plates and you would have a great gift for a neighbor or friend.

I also used my IOD Provencial Collection- Paris to create this matching Christmas card, although the sentiment is from Jillibean Soup kit,  Snowflakes Fall From Heaven.


Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co IOD Provencial Collection- Paris
*ribbon
*Nestabilities Labels die cut
*Martha Stewart chunky glitter
*glue pen
*stick pins
*Fancy Pants paper (red)
*Basic Grey paper (white)
*watercolor pencils
*StazOn jet black ink pad 

 And just because I love them, I had to show you another couple of my pedestal cake plates that I made with the others. This black one will be used on my kitchen table for everyday use after the holidays (the trio above will have that place of honor throughout Dec.) Then the birdsnest one will sit beside my bathtub with some candles or soaps...just for pretties and because I like it. (plus, I need something to offset the forest green and burgundy mallard ducks that the room currently features...someday it will be redecorated...LOL!)

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36 comments:

2Bis2DO said...

oh wowzer, i love all your projects.
Nice job.
olsond_d at digis dot net

jmahugger said...

WOW~Fabulous Gifts you made Christi!

Love all the plate stands!! Gorgeous~

The Trash Collector said...

love your cake stands and frame and card...

jennifer mitten said...

Wow - these are amazing - I love all of these stands and, of course, the card!

Debc06 said...

Great ideas for the cake plates. love em

Emily Leiphart said...

OMG, Christi!!! I love how you used those fabulous steals from Hobby Lobby to make such fabulous presentation pieces. LOVE what you did with the Paris set in the frame as well as to embellish the Jillibean Soup sentiment!

erin lee creative said...

WOWIE! These projects are gorgeous, the cake stands are just amazing. Amazing!

doris said...

Love it love it love it! All your projects are incredible! I love what you did with your stamp set. I'm in awe! Thanks for all the great ideas!

Brooke said...

you have been BUSY,girl!! WOW! I adore your cake stands.. I want to create some... let's make a deal.. I will come over and you can give me a tutorial. I'll bring coffee. ;)
GORGEOUS work.. as ALWAYS, Christi!

Jen E. said...

holy smokes! that is some super cute stuff you got goin;' on there, guuuurrrl!!!

Lacey said...

AMAZINg projects!!! Great work

Bogner's said...

These gifts are amazing. The cake platters are so cool and I love the frame! Your card is beautiful too!

Pamela said...

These are awesome! Wow! Great work! :)

StampinCathy said...

OMGOSH! The projects are just amaZING and so inspiring. I just love all the gift ideas. I hope you do a tutorial on those plates. Please!!!!

Shemaine Smith said...

Holy Wow this is gorgeous!!

Purple Princess said...

gorgeous!!!

Martha said...

oh I looooooove it all! :)

Erika said...

Fantastic projects. Love them

Natalie said...

Christi girl!!! darn it if those aren't the neatest little things ever!! I am soooo totally going to use your idea!! love that art work!!

JPScraps said...

OMG! They're fabulous!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

I am with Brooke! AMAzING and I'll bring the coffee and maybe some cookies too! ;) GREAT idea, girlie!

Jennine Chambers said...

OMG!!! Absolutely amazing! I never would of thought of your cake plate idea! I love it!!

Julie Campbell said...

Yep -- you & IOD were made for each other! I LOVE your plate ideas! Beautiful!!!

Lesley Langdon said...

You're a GENIOUS! Love the cake plates/pedestals! Now I want to try that! What beautiful gifts, love that Paris plate~

Carisa said...

WOW!!!! what a fantastic idea. i've always wanted a cake plate and now i know i can make my own.

marilyn said...

FABULOUS PROJECTS! WOW!!!!

Angie Blom said...

wow.. amazing Christi.. I just love them all!!

sharon g said...

WOW, nice!

Linda said...

neat job on these project the plates look super cool, I love them!

lynn said...

what a great idea, christy:) love these:)

Lisa said...

Gorgeous!!!!!

Maria Gurnsey said...

WOW...that frame could not be more perfect for your beautiful art!

Becky Dunham said...

Wow Christi! I love those cake plates! What a fun idea! I love love the new IOD stamps, dying to play with them. Thanks for sharing your fabulous projects:)

Deborah said...

Love those cake plates, beautifully done.

Luciana Kajiura said...

Gourgeous! I loved, is is so beatiful! Great idea!
Hugs, Luciana.

Amy said...

Wow! Really LOVE these Christi!! I am so headed out for some candlesticks and plates!

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